Global Mental Health Research Projects
Current Global Mental and Primary Care Research projects include:
African Mental Health Research Initiative
The AMARI project, African Mental Health Research Initiative, is part of a network of projects to raise academic excellence in Africa led through the African Academy of Sciences and The Wellcome Trust.
The overall goal of AMARI is to build an Africa-led network of 47 researchers in Mental, Neurological and Substance use (MNS) disorders in Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, Malawi and South Africa.
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ATHLOS - Ageing Trajectories of Health: Longitudinal Opportunities and Synergies
ATHLOS is a five-year project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under grant agreement number 635316. The Consortium is coordinated by Dr Josep Maria Haro, from Parc Sanitari Sant Joan de Déu.The Consortium consists of 14 partners from 11 European countries. The Consortium will create and analyse a harmonised data set that includes the longitudinal studies identified, comprising more than 341,000 subjects.
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The Emerald consortium - or Emerging mental health systems in low- and middle-income countries - consists of 12 participating institutions based in five different EU member states as well as six partners in Ethiopia, India, Nepal, Nigeria, South Africa and Uganda. This international consortium will collaborate to improve mental health outcomes by enhancing health system performance.
Find out more about the EMERALD consortium project
The Friendship Bench
The Friendship Bench project aims to test the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of an existing brief psychological intervention for common mental disorders based on problem-solving and behavioral activation therapy delivered by trained lay health workers supported and supervised through technological platforms.Grand Challenges Canada awarded a grant to pioneer new ways to provide mental health care rarely available in low-resource developing countries. Known as The Friendship Bench which has CGMH, it involves Melanie Abas (KCL), Ricardo Araya and Helen Weiss (LSHTM
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The Global Observatory for Ageing and Dementia Care, is funded by Alzheimer's Disease International, and was established in 2013. Its aims are:
1) To build upon ADI’s 10/66 Dementia Research Group program of population-based and intervention research in low and middle income countries, maximising the impact that research findings from our data can have upon policy and practice.
2) To developing, evaluate, and promote primary care and community interventions for people with dementia.
3) To synthesise global evidence for policymakers and public, in particular, continuing and developing our role in the preparation of high impact evidence-based reports for Alzheimer’s Disease International, the World Health Organization and other relevant intergovernmental organisations, to create the political will and donor engagement for sustainable investment, through evidence-based advocacy.
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PRIME - PRogramme for Improving Mental health carE
PRIME is funded by the UK Government’s Department for International Development (DFID), and is a six year programme.
The goal of PRIME is to generate world-class research evidence on the implementation and scaling up of treatment programmes for priority mental disorders in primary and maternal health care contexts in low resource settings.
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10/66 ten years on: Life2Years
Professor Martin Prince has been awarded a prestigious grant from the European Commission. The European Research Council Advanced grant is to further his research with the 10/66 Dementia Research Group dataset.
The project, called 10/66 Ten Years on: Monitoring and Improving Health Expectancy by Targeting Frailty Among Older People in Middle Income Countries (known as Life2Years 10/66), will conduct the new 10/66 survey waves (3rd prevalence wave in 2015 and nested cohort follow up 18 months later).
The study sites will involve Mexico (PI Ana Luisa Sosa), Peru (PI Veronica Jimenez), China (Yueqin Huang), Cuba (PI Juan Llibre Rodriguez), Puerto Rica (Daisy Acosta), Venezuela (Aquiles Salas), and the the objectives of the Project will be:
Find out more about the 10/66 ten years on: Life2Years project